• Odds and Ends

    Almost here! 1000 Artist Trading Cards is not available until next month, but I got my advanced copy a short while ago. What I love most about this gallery-style book is that these ATCs bridge both the art quilt and collage worlds. Lots of styles, themes...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 20 Mar 2007
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  • The August/September issue of Quilting Arts is ready for you!

    The August/September issue is on the newsstands! Another beautiful cover! It's so summery. Check out the cover quilt, made by Frances Holliday Alford, on page 15 and see how she created it. It makes me smile just looking at it. And have...

    Posted to Barb's Blog by Barbara Delaney on 6 Aug 2009
  • Quilting Arts GIFTS and a Fabric Giveaway

    I feel such a huge sense of elation, relief and utter joy; I want to jump up and down, dance around the office, or go run along the beach and holler into the breeze. Why am I so giddy? The Quilting Arts GIFTS issue officially went to press today. I'm...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 8 Aug 2008
  • I am actively seeking friends.

    Sometimes you just have to say it like it is. The statement comes out and then resonates. I spoke about this a bit in my last post, I told you of Shirley , who approached me at Open Studios and whose name tag indicated that she was from New York City...

    Posted to Melanie Testa’s Blog by MellyT on 26 Oct 2009
  • Fabric Art with a Side of Pie

    There's no doubt about it: quilting, the holidays, and great food go hand-in-hand! So, with our favorite culinary delights in mind, we asked the contributing artists from this year's issue of Quilting Arts Gifts to share a favorite family recipe along with their fiber art expertise.


    Posted to Quilting Daily by Quilting Daily on 23 Aug 2011
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  • What spooked you?

    For our Popping the Question (p.12) in the July/August issue of Cloth Paper Scissors, we asked readers to share their scariest, freakiest, most terrifying art accident... And it sounds like our readers have gotten themselves into some frightening situations...

    Posted to Barb's Blog by Barbara Delaney on 26 Jun 2009
  • Basic Grey Charm Pack Winner!

    Congratulations to suzanne.david , the randomly selected winner of a charm pack of Basic Grey fabric! Suzanne, please email your mailing address to me at so I can send out your charm pack! This was the last giveaway that I have...

    Posted to Lindsey's Blog by lindsey.murray on 23 Dec 2010
  • A Cute Video to Kick Off Your Holiday Weekend

    Our recent move to a new apartment required some room rearranging. Somewhere along the way, the cage for our pet bunny, Shuffle, ended up in my studio. It's actually a delightful development since I now have a furry companion by my side as I sew....

    Posted to Pippa's Blog by pippapatchwork on 2 Jul 2010
  • Quilt Artists’ Gifts Gone Wrong

    Most people I know are scurrying around trying to find the perfect gift, whether it's for Christmas, Hanukkah, or a December birthday (seems to be a lot of those).


    Posted to Quilting Daily by Quilting Daily on 30 Nov 2010
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  • The wonders

    I am back! While in Phoenix we stayed at a friends house. Upon entering her front door my guy noticed this mother and baby and it is a good thing I snapped a picture because the next day that li'l bird was fledged. Other great animals we saw? Bats...

    Posted to Melanie Testa’s Blog by MellyT on 12 Aug 2009
  • A Word on the Journal Quilt Project

    I've held such hope to enter the Journal Quilt Project since it's inception in 2003. I'm not alone. Every January the activity on the Quilt Art list surges as people like me who've never formally entered a show, are excited at the thought...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 20 Mar 2006
  • Long Beach Prep!

    Using this tutorial , I created this peasant blouse for Quilt Festival in Long Beach. In the next post, I will show this same blouse, surface designed and dyed!

    Posted to Melanie Testa’s Blog by MellyT on 20 Jul 2009
  • Feedback

    So, what did you think about the June/July issue of Quilting Arts Magazine? The art and artists we get to work with every issue are amazing. And this cover ; I love it! I find it very calming... It's the perfect issue to pack up and bring to the beach...

    Posted to Barb's Blog by Barbara Delaney on 10 Jun 2009
  • My First Quilt Market!

    Last weekend I attended the International Quilt Market in Salt Lake City, Utah. This was my first Market experience, and I enjoyed every second of it. It was so great to meet face to face with people that I have communicated with solely through email...

    Posted to Lindsey's Blog by lindsey.murray on 18 May 2011
  • Whoa baby!

    This is too cool for school... check out the loot that Jacquard Products sent us in addition to our order for fabric paints we placed with them last week: I asked for some product to help with my workshops for Make It U! and I'm positively bowled...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 23 Mar 2006